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Australia vs West Indies WI in AUS, 3 T20Is, 2024

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3rd T20I, Perth Stadium, Perth, 13 Feb, 2024

West Indies

WI

220/6

(20.0) overs

Australia

AUS

183/5

(20.0) overs

West Indies beat Australia by 37 runs

Player Of The Match

Andre Russell,
West Indies
West Indies
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West Indies

Commentary

Right then, that’s it from this game and the series. The trophy has been handed over to Mitchell Marsh who joins his team and poses for some pictures. Australia will now prepare for the New Zealand tour which is about to begin in a couple of weeks while the West Indies players will join the various franchise leagues. Until then, goodbye and cheers!

Mitchell Marsh the skipper of Australia is up for a chat. Marsh says that they were in a great position in the first innings but couldn't kill the game. Adds that Windies are a formidable side and they were on the wrong side of it in this game. Mentions that it is nice to win the series and see the young guys doing well. Ends by saying that Bartlett has had a great year and he will only get better from here.

Rovman Powell, the West Indies skipper is up for a chat. Powell says that it was great to come here and win as Australia is always strong at home. Adds that they had good plans but just could not execute in the first two games. Mentions that they had a chat about how good are the Aussies but they cannot let them score 240 in a T20I. Tells that it is good for the players to have confidence, Rutherford was struggling in the first two games, but he was much relaxed in this one and got the result. Further says that as a young captain, he has a lot to think about and they may need to look at the players who are doing well in the franchises. Ends by saying that he is off to Dubai and hopes that Dubai Capitals wins the Eliminator so that he can play in the next game.

David Warner is the Player of the series. He says that it started well for them in this series and it is good to see some guys get the break and freshen up before the New Zealand series and then the World Cup. Adds that it will be great to spend time with his family and especially with his daughters. Mentions that there will be bigger boundaries in the Caribbean and he has prepared for that. Ends by confirming that he will retire after the T20 World Cup and this was the last time he played a T20I in Australia.

Andre Russell is the Player of the Match. He says that they did not start the series like they wanted to and had to catch up but played good cricket in this game. Adds that it was a total team effort and he is just happy to contribute. Mentions that the early blow on his hands acted as a wake-up call for him and the wicket was good with good bounce on it. Tells that he was ready for the challenge and credits Rutherford as well for his performance and says he never had any doubts about him. Further adds that he is glad that they are peaking at the right time and consistently scoring 200 runs in this series is a good thing and they just need to work on their bowling which will make them a serious threat.

Time for the post-match presentation...

Roston Chase is up for a chat. He says that they had a team talk and did not want to leave Australia without a win. Adds that the boys gave their all and they got the victory which feels good. Tells that he thought it was a good score and they decided to bat first to put runs on the board and put pressure on the Aussies. Mentions that Warner is a wonderful player and it felt good to pick up his big wicket. Praises Russell for his knock and says that they call him Superman and that 19th over shifted the momentum towards them.

West Indies were much better with the ball today and they did the job when it mattered. The batters set up an excellent score for them and the bowlers backed it up very well. Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, and Roston Chase picked 4 wickets among them and did not go for plenty. Earlier today, the Windies made 220 on the back of runs from Sherfane Rutherford and Andre Russell while Roston Chase also played his part and had an excellent outing in both departments. West Indies came close in the first two games but will be pleased with this result and have finished the series on a winning note.

A commanding all-round effort by the West Indies sees them defeat the mighty Australians by 37 runs. Chasing a mammoth score of 221 for the win, Australia started well with David Warner (81 off 49), going all guns blazing and attacking the pacers from the word go. However, once the spinners came in, the scoring became difficult and the required rate went up. Hardie, Maxwell, and Inglis struggled to get going in the middle order. Tim David tried hard at the backend but fell short. Both teams have played some fine cricket throughout the series but it was the Men in Maroon who came out victorious today.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 183/5

T David41 (19)

M Wade7 (7)

J Holder4-0-49-0

19.60

Only a dot to finish the game then! Jason Holder ends up with a pin-point yorker, on middle, angling in, Tim David only manages to dig it out back to the bowler. WEST INDIES WIN BY 37 RUNS!

19.50

Overpitched and on middle, Tim David lofts it away towards long on and refuses the run.

19.57nb

NO BALL AND SIX! Jason Holder misses his length and serves this full and around off, Tim David backs away a bit and dispatches it effortlessly over the long off fence for a biggie. Oh..no! Holder has overstepped and a Free Hit will be up next...

19.51wd

Jason Holder bangs in a good bouncer now, on middle, Tim David has a wild swing across the line but misses. The umpire gives it a wide, but Holder is not happy with that decision.

19.41

A fine yorker now, on middle, Matthew Wade tries to dig it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the batters takes another run.

19.31

Jason Holder follows the batter well and serves this full, on leg, Tim David swipes it towards deep square leg for a run.

19.21

Back of a length and on off, Matthew Wade heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

19.11lb

Short of a length and on middle, slower too, Tim David goes through his pull early as the ball deflects off his shoulder to the off side. A leg bye is taken.

Jason Holder to bowl the last over.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 171/5

T David34 (14)

M Wade5 (5)

A Joseph4-0-38-0

18.61

A good yorker to finish the over, on middle, Tim David digs it down the pitch where Joseph dives but fails to stop it. They cross.

18.56

SIX! Another one! Alzarri Joseph lands this back of a length and around middle, Tim David backs away a bit and heaves it away over the deep square leg fence for another maximum.

18.40

Alzarri Joseph bangs in a sharp bouncer at 149.5 clicks, on middle, Tim David goes for the pull but gets beaten by the pace.

18.36

SIX! BANG! There she goes! Alzarri Joseph pitches this one up, on middle, right in the slot, Tim David stays in his crease and launches it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.

18.21

Fuller one and on middle, Matthew Wade drives it wide of mid off for a single, the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. Wade wants to run on the overthrow but David denies.

18.11

Short of a length and on middle, Tim David pulls it hard towards deep square leg but for just a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 156/5

M Wade4 (4)

T David20 (9)

R Shepherd4-0-31-2

17.62

Back of a length, outside off. Wade cuts it to deep extra cover for a couple.

17.50

Fuller and pace off delivery, angling across. Wade gets low to slog it away but fails to get the connection.

17.40

Slower length ball on off. Wade bunts it back at the bowler.

17.32

Full on the pad. Wade works it through backward square leg for a couple.

17.2W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Romario Shepherd gets his man! Bowls a brilliant slower ball, right in the blockhole. Maxwell is through the shot early, gets an inside edge onto the pad, and goes on to hit the stumps. Huge blow for Australia as the Big Show departs now.

17.21wd

WIDE! Another slower ball, outside the tramline. Maxwell lets it go for one more wide.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! The West Indies players are in a huddle and then they spread out to take their respective field positions. David Warner has a new opening partner in Mitchell Marsh. Alzarri Joseph to start proceedings with the ball. Here we go...

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Australia, on the other hand, started brilliantly with the debutant setting the tone by picking up a wicket in his very first over while Behrendorff followed it up with another. Bartlett got another in his second over, and even though they let the batters settle in, Zampa and Hardie made sure to half of the opposition back to the hut inside. However, after that, they were hit by a powerful Windies storm and just did not have any answers. They conceded 84 runs in the last five overs and Adam Zampa ended up with his most expensive T20I spell. Spencer Johnson did manage to get rid of Andre Russell in the last over but by then all the damage was done. Their batting unit has scored more than 200 runs in the last two games, but now they will have to do with the pressure of the asking rate. This will probably be the last T20I innings for David Warner in Australia and he will want to lead the charge for the Aussies. It is going to be an exciting run chase. Join us in a bit for the second essay.

Andre Russell, one of the architects of the Windies innings is up for a chat. He says that he is happy to entertain the crowd and contribute to the team. Adds that they were 5 wickets down but wasn't going to panic and he knew Rutherford is a dangerous player and a few more were still to come and just went for his shots. Mentions that he knew that was the last over for Zampa and last over of spin as well, so, he decided to just take on every ball of that over. Ends by saying that the wicket is pretty good but if they bowl good lines and lengths, they can win the game.

After electing to bat first, the top order failed miserably as Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran, and Kyle Mayers all went back cheaply inside the Powerplay. The move to promote Roston Chase worked out well as he counter-attacked nicely along with the skipper Rovman Powell. They set up a good platform with a 55-run partnership but unfortunately were dismissed in quick succession putting them on the back foot again. Dre Russ took a nasty blow early on, but that only woke him up while Sherfane Rutherford struggled very much initially but hung around there and did not throw his wicket away. Andre Russell continued to attack from one end, but once his partner got set, he took a back seat and enjoyed the Rutherford show who notched up his maiden T20I fifty in the process as well. Russell went bang bang in the second last over and smashed Zampa for four sixes, but got out in the last over after smacking 71 off just 29 balls while Rutherford remained unbeaten on 67.

West Indies have put in a strong batting effort here! The whole crowd in the Optus Stadium is on their feet applauding Sherfane Rutherford as he walks back to the hut. It was the Russell-Rutherford show here and everyone here has been thoroughly entertained with their Caribbean flare. West Indies were struggling at 79/5, but a massive partnership of 139 runs between the dynamic duo has given the Windies a really good chance of finishing the tour on a good note.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 220/6

R Shepherd2 (2)

S Rutherford67 (40)

S Johnson4-0-49-1

19.60

An anti-climatic end to the innings but West Indies have done the damage in the last 5 overs or so! Spencer Johnson steams in and bowls a wide yorker, Romario Shepherd stays leg side of the ball and fails to squeeze it away. The batters decide against going for a bye and West Indies finish with 220/6 on the board!

19.52

Full and outside off, Romario Shepherd throws his hands at it and slaps the ball away along the turf in front of the man at sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

Romario Shepherd comes out to the middle now.

19.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! High again but not long enough this time and Andre Russell departs after an absolute colossal knock. This is bowled full and on off stump yet again by Spencer Johnson, Dre Russ continues to stay deep in the crease and goes after it. The ball is launched high and toward long off where Maxwell comes in a bit and takes a simple catch. Russell walks back and Australia have some respite.

19.36

SIX! High, high and just long enough! This is bowled full on off stump, Andre Russell stands well deep in the crease and lifts it off the toe end of the bat. Glenn Maxwell tries to settle himself right on the ropes at long off but the ball goes over him for a maximum.

19.24

FOUR! Smashed away! Banged in short and outside off, Andre Russell stays deep in the crease and slaps it away in front of square on the off side for a boundary.

19.11

Hard length over middle and angling in, Sherfane Rutherford gets an inside edge while looking to pull and gets it off the pads in front of mid-wicket. They cross for a single.

Spencer Johnson to bowl the last over. He has conceded 36 runs in his three overs.

Runs Scored 28 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 207/5

A Russell61 (26)

S Rutherford66 (39)

A Zampa4-0-65-1

18.66

SIX! A hat-trick of sixes to end the over and Adam Zampa has been taken to the cleaners here. Right in the slot and at the stumps, Andre Russell simply clears the front leg and clobbers this one straight back over the bowler's head for a humungous six. 28 off that over!

18.56

SIX! Oh, that has gone all the way as well and the FIFTY is up for Andre Russell. This is tossed up wide of the off stump, Russell just reaches out and powers it over the cover-point fence for a maximum. This has been a blistering knock from De Russ so far.

18.46

SIX! Adam Zampa's most costly spell in a T20I game and he still has a couple of rocks to go. A full toss now over middle stump, Andre Russell thumps it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum.

18.34

FOUR! A desperate dive from Tim David in the end but in vain. Way too short and over middle, Andre Russell mistimes the pull flat and hard towards cow corner. David at long on is late to move across and the ball bounces over the ropes.

18.20

Swing and a miss! Pushed through a bit quicker and fuller outside off, Zampa gives this one a nice rip as well. Andre Russell sits down for the slog-sweep but misses the ball completely.

18.16

SIX! Slogged away for a flat six! Dropped well short and over off stump, Andre Russell just muscles the ball off the toe end of the bat and it flies over the man at long on for a maximum.

Adam Zampa to bowl the penultimate over. This is a massive over in context of this game. Zampa has conceded 37 runs in his first three overs and picked up a wicket.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 179/5

S Rutherford66 (39)

A Russell33 (20)

J Behrendorff4-0-31-1

17.60

Finishes well does Jason Behrendorff but 14 runs come off that over. Nice and full, following the batter down leg, Sherfane Rutherford looks to open up the off side but misses.

17.51

Excellent execution yet again from Jason Behrendorff as he gets the yorker perfect on off stump. Andre Russell can only under-edge it toward short fine leg for one more.

17.41

Nails the yorker now on leg stump, Sherfane Rutherford manages to dig it out toward short fine leg and picks up a single.

17.32

Full and straight, Sherfane Rutherford keeps the front leg out of the way and digs it out in front of mid-wicket for a couple of more runs.

17.24

FOUR! A bit edgy again but deliberately done by Sherfane Rutherford and that is smart batting. Slower ball, into the pitch and outside off, Rutherford throws his hands at it and gets it over backward point for another boundary.

17.16

SIX! Up, up and away! Sherfane Rutherford is putting on a show here. Poor delivery from Jason Behrendorff though as he bowls it short and into the swinging arc. The ball just sits up and Rutherford swivels a bit before pulling it high and over deep backward square leg for a biggie.

Jason Behrendorff (3-0-17-1) replaces Spencer Johnson.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 165/5

S Rutherford53 (34)

A Russell32 (19)

A Hardie4-0-36-1

16.61

Full and around off, gets it in the blockhole, Sherfane Rutherford jams it out to cover for a quick single. 13 off that over and Andre Russell can't get the strike at the moment as Rutherford is doing the damage.

16.54

FOUR! Edgy but will do nicely and Sherfane Rutherford brings up a maiden T20I FIFTY. This has been a brilliant change in momentum from Rutherford and the Windies are looking dangerous. This is pitched up full and outside off, Rutherford has to reach out again but gets enough bat on it to take it fine of a diving Adam Zampa at short third man for a boundary.

Australia
West Indies
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
M Marsh

c J Holder b A Hosein

17 13 2 1 130.76
D Warner

c A Russell b R Chase

81 49 9 3 165.30
A Hardie

b R Shepherd

16 16 2 0 100
J Inglis

c & b R Chase

1 3 0 0 33.33
G Maxwell

b R Shepherd

12 14 2 0 85.71
T David

not out

41 19 2 4 215.78
M Wade

not out

7 7 0 0 100
Extras

(b 1,lb 1,w 5,nb 1,Penalty 0)

8
Total 20.0 (RR: 9.15)
183/5

Did not bat: A Zampa, S Johnson, J Behrendorff, X Bartlett

Fall of wickets:

(M Marsh, 6.3 ov) (A Hardie, 12.3 ov) (D Warner, 13.1 ov) (J Inglis, 14 ov) (G Maxwell, 17.2 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
A Joseph
4 0 38 0 9.50
J Holder
4 0 49 0 12.25
A Russell
1 0 11 0 11.00
R Shepherd
4 0 31 2 7.75
A Hosein
3 0 33 1 11.00
R Chase
4 0 19 2 4.75
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
J Charles

c M Wade b X Bartlett

4 6 1 0 66.66
K Mayers

b X Bartlett

11 7 2 0 157.14
N Pooran

c G Maxwell b J Behrendorff

1 3 0 0 33.33
R Chase

b A Zampa

37 20 3 2 185
R Powell

c M Wade b A Hardie

21 14 3 0 150
S Rutherford

not out

67 40 5 5 167.50
A Russell

c G Maxwell b S Johnson

71 29 4 7 244.82
R Shepherd

not out

2 2 0 0 100
Extras

(b 1,lb 1,w 3,nb 1,Penalty 0)

6
Total 20.0 (RR: 11.00)
220/6

Did not bat: J Holder, A Hosein, A Joseph

Fall of wickets:

(J Charles, 1 ov) (N Pooran, 2 ov) (K Mayers, 2.5 ov) (R Chase, 7.5 ov) (R Powell, 8.4 ov) (A Russell, 19.4 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
X Bartlett
4 0 37 2 9.25
J Behrendorff
4 0 31 1 7.75
S Johnson
4 0 49 1 12.25
A Hardie
4 0 36 1 9.00
A Zampa
4 0 65 1 16.25
Australia
West Indies

Commentary

Right then, that’s it from this game and the series. The trophy has been handed over to Mitchell Marsh who joins his team and poses for some pictures. Australia will now prepare for the New Zealand tour which is about to begin in a couple of weeks while the West Indies players will join the various franchise leagues. Until then, goodbye and cheers!

Mitchell Marsh the skipper of Australia is up for a chat. Marsh says that they were in a great position in the first innings but couldn't kill the game. Adds that Windies are a formidable side and they were on the wrong side of it in this game. Mentions that it is nice to win the series and see the young guys doing well. Ends by saying that Bartlett has had a great year and he will only get better from here.

Rovman Powell, the West Indies skipper is up for a chat. Powell says that it was great to come here and win as Australia is always strong at home. Adds that they had good plans but just could not execute in the first two games. Mentions that they had a chat about how good are the Aussies but they cannot let them score 240 in a T20I. Tells that it is good for the players to have confidence, Rutherford was struggling in the first two games, but he was much relaxed in this one and got the result. Further says that as a young captain, he has a lot to think about and they may need to look at the players who are doing well in the franchises. Ends by saying that he is off to Dubai and hopes that Dubai Capitals wins the Eliminator so that he can play in the next game.

David Warner is the Player of the series. He says that it started well for them in this series and it is good to see some guys get the break and freshen up before the New Zealand series and then the World Cup. Adds that it will be great to spend time with his family and especially with his daughters. Mentions that there will be bigger boundaries in the Caribbean and he has prepared for that. Ends by confirming that he will retire after the T20 World Cup and this was the last time he played a T20I in Australia.

Andre Russell is the Player of the Match. He says that they did not start the series like they wanted to and had to catch up but played good cricket in this game. Adds that it was a total team effort and he is just happy to contribute. Mentions that the early blow on his hands acted as a wake-up call for him and the wicket was good with good bounce on it. Tells that he was ready for the challenge and credits Rutherford as well for his performance and says he never had any doubts about him. Further adds that he is glad that they are peaking at the right time and consistently scoring 200 runs in this series is a good thing and they just need to work on their bowling which will make them a serious threat.

Time for the post-match presentation...

Roston Chase is up for a chat. He says that they had a team talk and did not want to leave Australia without a win. Adds that the boys gave their all and they got the victory which feels good. Tells that he thought it was a good score and they decided to bat first to put runs on the board and put pressure on the Aussies. Mentions that Warner is a wonderful player and it felt good to pick up his big wicket. Praises Russell for his knock and says that they call him Superman and that 19th over shifted the momentum towards them.

West Indies were much better with the ball today and they did the job when it mattered. The batters set up an excellent score for them and the bowlers backed it up very well. Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, and Roston Chase picked 4 wickets among them and did not go for plenty. Earlier today, the Windies made 220 on the back of runs from Sherfane Rutherford and Andre Russell while Roston Chase also played his part and had an excellent outing in both departments. West Indies came close in the first two games but will be pleased with this result and have finished the series on a winning note.

A commanding all-round effort by the West Indies sees them defeat the mighty Australians by 37 runs. Chasing a mammoth score of 221 for the win, Australia started well with David Warner (81 off 49), going all guns blazing and attacking the pacers from the word go. However, once the spinners came in, the scoring became difficult and the required rate went up. Hardie, Maxwell, and Inglis struggled to get going in the middle order. Tim David tried hard at the backend but fell short. Both teams have played some fine cricket throughout the series but it was the Men in Maroon who came out victorious today.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 183/5

T David41 (19)

M Wade7 (7)

J Holder4-0-49-0

19.60

Only a dot to finish the game then! Jason Holder ends up with a pin-point yorker, on middle, angling in, Tim David only manages to dig it out back to the bowler. WEST INDIES WIN BY 37 RUNS!

19.50

Overpitched and on middle, Tim David lofts it away towards long on and refuses the run.

19.57nb

NO BALL AND SIX! Jason Holder misses his length and serves this full and around off, Tim David backs away a bit and dispatches it effortlessly over the long off fence for a biggie. Oh..no! Holder has overstepped and a Free Hit will be up next...

19.51wd

Jason Holder bangs in a good bouncer now, on middle, Tim David has a wild swing across the line but misses. The umpire gives it a wide, but Holder is not happy with that decision.

19.41

A fine yorker now, on middle, Matthew Wade tries to dig it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the batters takes another run.

19.31

Jason Holder follows the batter well and serves this full, on leg, Tim David swipes it towards deep square leg for a run.

19.21

Back of a length and on off, Matthew Wade heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

19.11lb

Short of a length and on middle, slower too, Tim David goes through his pull early as the ball deflects off his shoulder to the off side. A leg bye is taken.

Jason Holder to bowl the last over.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 171/5

T David34 (14)

M Wade5 (5)

A Joseph4-0-38-0

18.61

A good yorker to finish the over, on middle, Tim David digs it down the pitch where Joseph dives but fails to stop it. They cross.

18.56

SIX! Another one! Alzarri Joseph lands this back of a length and around middle, Tim David backs away a bit and heaves it away over the deep square leg fence for another maximum.

18.40

Alzarri Joseph bangs in a sharp bouncer at 149.5 clicks, on middle, Tim David goes for the pull but gets beaten by the pace.

18.36

SIX! BANG! There she goes! Alzarri Joseph pitches this one up, on middle, right in the slot, Tim David stays in his crease and launches it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.

18.21

Fuller one and on middle, Matthew Wade drives it wide of mid off for a single, the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. Wade wants to run on the overthrow but David denies.

18.11

Short of a length and on middle, Tim David pulls it hard towards deep square leg but for just a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 156/5

M Wade4 (4)

T David20 (9)

R Shepherd4-0-31-2

17.62

Back of a length, outside off. Wade cuts it to deep extra cover for a couple.

17.50

Fuller and pace off delivery, angling across. Wade gets low to slog it away but fails to get the connection.

17.40

Slower length ball on off. Wade bunts it back at the bowler.

17.32

Full on the pad. Wade works it through backward square leg for a couple.

17.2W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Romario Shepherd gets his man! Bowls a brilliant slower ball, right in the blockhole. Maxwell is through the shot early, gets an inside edge onto the pad, and goes on to hit the stumps. Huge blow for Australia as the Big Show departs now.

17.21wd

WIDE! Another slower ball, outside the tramline. Maxwell lets it go for one more wide.

Matthew Wade comes out to the middle now.

17.21wd

WIDE! Slower length ball down the leg. Maxwell leaves it alone. Wided.

17.14

FOUR! Australia are getting a move on here! Short of a length outside off. Maxwell cuts hard through the backward point region and finds the fence in a flash.

Runs Scored 19 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 146/4

T David20 (9)

G Maxwell8 (12)

J Holder3-0-38-0

16.66

SIX! BOOM! Full and in the slot. David gets under it and slams it back over the bowler, down the ground for a maximum. 19 coming off the over. Just what Australia needed!

16.51

Full-length on off. Maxwell drags it to long-on for one.

16.51wd

WIDE! Full and way outside off. Wide signaled.

16.44

FOUR! Maxwell finally connects and gets the much-needed boundary! Slower length ball, around off. Maxwell waits and helps it to the deep mid-wicket fence for four runs.

16.31

Another full-length delivery on the leg peg. David works it through mid-wicket for just a single.

16.22

Yorker on the middle and leg. David heaves it through square leg for a couple.

16.14

FOUR! Streaky! Short of a length, outside off. David goes for the pull and edges it over the keeper for a boundary.

Jason Holder (2-0-19-0) comes back into the attack now.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 127/4

T David7 (5)

G Maxwell3 (10)

A Joseph3-0-23-0

15.61

Hard-length on off. David nudges it in the leg side for a single to end the over.

15.51

Run out chance....missed! Back-of-a-length delivery follows the batter, Glenn Maxwell makes room and gets the leading edge of the bat towards backward point for a single. Roston Chase has a shy at the stumps and misses. Maxwell was nowhere in the frame.

15.40

Lands it full, just outside off. Maxwell goes for the reverse but fails to connect.

15.30

Hard-length on the middle. Maxwell swings hard but fails to connect.

15.20

Slower bumper around off. Maxwell goes for the uppercut but fails to connect.

15.10

Short of a length, on off. Glenn Maxwell goes for the uppercut but gets beaten by the bounce.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 125/4

T David6 (4)

G Maxwell2 (5)

R Shepherd3-0-21-1

14.60

Goes short and around off. David goes for the pull and misses.

14.61wd

WIDE! Lands it full, just outside the tramline. David lets it go.

14.52

Slower length ball on the middle and leg. David nudges into the leg side for a couple.

14.44

FOUR! Full on the middle and leg. David heaves it past the short fine-leg fielder for a boundary.

14.30

Hard-length on off. David blocks it back at the bowler.

14.21

Back of a length delivery outside off. Maxwell slaps it to cover for a single.

14.10

Full and around off. Maxwell drills it to left of the bowler.

Tim David walks out to bat now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 117/4

J Inglis1 (3)

G Maxwell1 (3)

R Chase4-0-19-2

13.6W

OUT! CAUGHT & BOWLED! Roston Chase gets a big wicket! Flighted delivery drifting on the stumps. Inglis leans forward a tad early and ends up chipping it back to the bowler, who takes a good catch in his follow-through. Australia are in a spot of bother as they are 4 wickets down and the required run rate is climbing up.

13.50

Drops the ball short on the stumps. Inglis misses the pull on the body.

13.41

Length delivery on the stumps and it turns into the batter. Maxwell slogs across the line and gets the inside edge of the bat onto the pads for a single.

13.30

Full and follows the batter, who goes for the reverse sweep but misses it.

13.20

Tossed up on the stumps. Maxwell pushes it to mid-on.

'The Big Show' Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.

13.1W

HOLES OUT! A massive wicket for the Windies and Roston Chase gets the big fish here. He bowls it full and on off. Warner gets low to slog it but fails to get under it and mistimes it straight to the man at deep mid-wicket fence. Andre Russell settles under it and takes a simple catch. Warner's breezy knock of 81 comes to an end and the hosts are in a bit of trouble now.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 116/2

D Warner81 (48)

J Inglis1 (1)

R Shepherd2-0-13-1

12.61

Full-length delivery at the stumps. Warner knocks it to long on.

12.50

Full and follows Warner, outside leg. He looks to flick it away but misses and wears on the pad.

12.41

Full-length on middle and leg. Inglis knocks it to long-on for a single to get off the mark.

Josh Inglis comes out to the middle now.

12.3W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Romario Shepherd strikes! Lands it full, just outside off. Hardie looks to carve it away but gets an inside edge, and chops it back onto the stumps. Australia lose their second as Hardie departs for just 16.

12.21

Slower length ball, on the leg peg. Warner tucks into the leg side.

12.10

Hard-length, around off. Warner waits and guides it straight to short third.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 113/1

A Hardie16 (15)

D Warner79 (44)

R Chase3-0-18-0

11.60

A dot to end the over! Flat, outside off. Hardie guides it straight to short third.

11.51

Flatter on middle and leg. Warner gets an inside edge to backward square leg.

11.41

Slower through the air on off. Hardie goes for the reverse and mistimes it to short third for a run.

11.30

Flat on the middle and leg. Hardie bunts it back at Chase.

11.21b

BYE! Fired in outside leg. Warner looks to jam and misses. A slight fumble from Pooran allows the run.

11.10

Full and on the stumps. Warner makes room and slaps it straight to short extra cover.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 110/1

D Warner78 (41)

A Hardie15 (12)

A Hosein3-0-33-1

10.61

Shortish on the middle and leg. Warner nudges it through mid-wicket for one.

10.54

FOUR! THUMPED! Flatter outside off. Warner backs away and flat-bats it over the mid-on fielder for a boundary.

10.42

Flighted on the middle and leg. Warner advances and heaves off the inner half to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

10.30

Fired outside leg. Warner goes for the reverse hit but fails to connect.

10.21

Tossed up on the stumps. Hardie slogs it to backward square leg for a single.

10.14

FOUR! Excellent Placement! Full on the middle and leg. Hardie gets low and slogs it in the gap at deep mid-wicket and deep square leg for four runs.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 98/1

D Warner71 (37)

A Hardie10 (10)

R Chase2-0-16-0

9.62

Shortish, down the leg. Warner helps it to fine leg for a couple.

9.51

Drags the length back a bit turning on the stumps. Hardie bends low and slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

9.41

Full and on the stumps, Warner clips it to mid-wicket for a single.

9.34

FOUR! Tossed up outside off. Warner goes for the reverse scoop and connects it well as the ball flies towards deep third man for a boundary.

9.21

Shortish around off. Hardie gets low and slogs it to mid-wicket for one.

9.10

Fired in at the stumps, Hardie nudges it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 89/1

A Hardie8 (7)

D Warner64 (34)

A Hosein2-0-21-1

8.61

Full and on the pads. Hardie flicks it to mid-wicket for a single to end the over.

8.51

Flat on off, half-pulled to long on.

8.44

FOUR! Fraction short on off. Warner backs away, clears his front leg, and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

8.32

Flatter, turning in. Warner goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.

8.21

Short again on off, pulled away to deep mid-wicket.

8.11

Shortish, turning in. Warner helps it through backward square leg.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 79/1

A Hardie6 (5)

D Warner56 (30)

R Chase1-0-7-0

7.60

Full-length drifting on the stumps. Hardie pushes it to short extra cover.

7.51

Flatter on off. Warner goes back and cuts it to point for none.

7.41

Flighted on the middle and leg, eased to long-on for one.

7.30

Tossed up on the stumps. Hardie nudges it to short mid-wicket.

7.24

FOUR! Short and angling down the leg. Hardie gets low and helps it to the fine leg fence for four runs.

7.11

Fuller, around off. Warner slices it to deep point.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 72/1

D Warner54 (28)

A Hardie1 (1)

A Hosein1-0-11-1

6.61

Shortish, turning in. Warner pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

6.52

Flat and quick on the middle and leg. Warner nudges into the leg side for a couple.

6.41

Flatter on leg. Hardie helps it to fine leg for a single.

Aaron Hardie walks out to bat at number 3.

6.3W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Akeal Hosein makes the breakthrough! Lands it short and just outside off. Marsh goes back for the pull, but the ball sticks to the surface a bit, and he miscues it off the top edge toward long on. Jason Holder settles under it and takes a simple catch. The Australian skipper departs as Australia lose their first one for 68 runs.

6.21

Shortish, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one.

6.16

SIX! BOOM! Akeal Hosein is welcomed in style! Full and on off. Warner gets low and slams it over the long-on boundary for half a dozen. Brings up his fifty with that biggie!

West Indies bring on the spinner now as Akeal Hosein replaces Romario Shepherd.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 61/0

M Marsh17 (12)

D Warner44 (24)

J Holder2-0-19-0

5.60

This is on a hard length and on middle, shaping in, Mitchell Marsh tries to play at it but misses and gets hit high on the pads as the ball rolls to the off side. Australia are 61 for no loss at the end of the Powerplay!

5.54

FOUR! Just over! Jason Holder pitches this one up, on middle, Mitchell Marsh tries to loft it away and just gets enough on it to send it over the leaping Andre Russell at mid on for a boundary.

5.41

On a length and on middle, David Warner backs away and stabs it towards covers for a run.

5.36

SIX! Mighty blow! Jason Holder takes pace off again, full and around leg, David Warner reads it well, waits for it before going down on one knee and whipping it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

5.22

A slower one now, full and on leg, David Warner tucks it with soft hands through square, puts the pressure on the fielder to make him fumble, and gets back for the second run easily. That brings up the 50-run partnership between the two openers.

5.11

Goes short and on middle, Mitchell Marsh pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

Jason Holder is back on. He conceded five runs in his first over.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 47/0

D Warner35 (21)

M Marsh12 (9)

R Shepherd1-0-10-0

4.60

Romario Shepherd nails a good yorker now, on middle, David Warner digs it out to the off side.

4.51

Short of a length and on middle, Mitchell Marsh swipes it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

4.41

Back of a length and on middle, David Warner goes for the big heave but gets hurried and mistimes it off the upper half of the bat towards mid off, he scampers across for a single as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.

4.30

On a length and around off, David Warner steers it towards point and wants the run, but is sent back.

4.24

FOUR MORE! Romario Shepherd serves this one a bit fuller and around off, David Warner backs away to give himself some room and slaps it down the ground wide of mid off for another boundary.

4.14

FOUR! Romario Shepherd is greeted with a boundary! Back of a length, outside off. Warner makes room and frees the hands through extra cover for a cracking boundary.

Romario Shepherd comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 37/0

M Marsh11 (8)

D Warner26 (16)

A Russell1-0-11-0

3.60

Full on the middle and leg. Marsh bunts it to mid-on.

3.51

Full on the pad. Warner flicks it to deep backward square leg for one.

3.40

Length, around off. Warner drives it to extra cover.

3.34

FOUR! Good Response from Warner! Short and wide outside off. Warner cuts it through the backward point region for a stunning boundary.

Halt! The physio is in for a mandatory concussion check as David Warner got hit on the helmet. He is good to continue.

3.20

Nasty blow! Goes short, around off. Warner goes for the pull again. He misses as the ball goes off his shoulder onto his chin and then crashes into the grill of the helmet. He falls and stays down there for a bit.

3.16

SIX! LUCKY FOR WARNER! Hard-length around off. Warner goes for the pull but the ball comes off the leading edge and flies over third-man for a biggie.

Andre Russell replaces Jason Holder.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 26/0

M Marsh11 (7)

D Warner15 (11)

A Joseph2-0-21-0

2.66

SIX! TOO EASY! Back of a length, angling down the leg. Marsh helps it over the fine leg fence for half a dozen.

2.50

Hard-length on off. Marsh blocks from the crease.

2.41

Full on the middle and leg. Warner bunts it short extra cover for a single.

2.34

FOUR! EDGY! Bowls it on a length, around off. Warner plays across the line and gets an outside edge that flies over first slip to deep third for a streaky boundary.

2.20

Back of a length on the pad. Warner hops and misses the tuck, wears on the pad.

2.14

FOUR! BANG! Full and in the slot. Warner backs away and drills it past the bowler, down the ground for a cracking boundary.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 11/0

D Warner6 (7)

M Marsh5 (5)

J Holder1-0-5-0

1.61

Yorker length delivery at the stumps. Warner bunts it to mid off for a single.

1.50

Lands it full again, angling away. Warner swings and misses.

1.40

Full-length delivery on the pad. Warner misses the flick and wears on the pad.

1.30

Hard-length, around the leg stump line. Warner goes for the reverse ramp but fails to connect.

1.24

FOUR! Put Away! Short of a length on off. Warner picks the length and helps it to the deep square leg fence for four runs.

1.10

Back of a length, over the middle stump line. Warner backs away for the cut but fails to connect.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Jason Holder.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 6/0

M Marsh5 (5)

D Warner1 (1)

A Joseph1-0-6-0

0.60

Hard-length, angled in. Marsh misses the tuck and wears on the pad.

0.51

Full on the middle and leg. Warner gets an inside edge onto the pad for a single.

0.41

Hard-length on off. Marsh stays back and guides it to deep third for one.

0.34

FOUR! BANG! Short of a length, angling in. Marsh picks it early and muscles it to the deep mid-wicket fence for four runs.

0.20

Back of a length, with some extra bounce, around off. Marsh plays and misses.

0.10

Peach! On a length, nips away, around off. Marsh prods forward to that and gets beaten on the outside edge. Excellent start.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! The West Indies players are in a huddle and then they spread out to take their respective field positions. David Warner has a new opening partner in Mitchell Marsh. Alzarri Joseph to start proceedings with the ball. Here we go...

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Australia, on the other hand, started brilliantly with the debutant setting the tone by picking up a wicket in his very first over while Behrendorff followed it up with another. Bartlett got another in his second over, and even though they let the batters settle in, Zampa and Hardie made sure to half of the opposition back to the hut inside. However, after that, they were hit by a powerful Windies storm and just did not have any answers. They conceded 84 runs in the last five overs and Adam Zampa ended up with his most expensive T20I spell. Spencer Johnson did manage to get rid of Andre Russell in the last over but by then all the damage was done. Their batting unit has scored more than 200 runs in the last two games, but now they will have to do with the pressure of the asking rate. This will probably be the last T20I innings for David Warner in Australia and he will want to lead the charge for the Aussies. It is going to be an exciting run chase. Join us in a bit for the second essay.

Andre Russell, one of the architects of the Windies innings is up for a chat. He says that he is happy to entertain the crowd and contribute to the team. Adds that they were 5 wickets down but wasn't going to panic and he knew Rutherford is a dangerous player and a few more were still to come and just went for his shots. Mentions that he knew that was the last over for Zampa and last over of spin as well, so, he decided to just take on every ball of that over. Ends by saying that the wicket is pretty good but if they bowl good lines and lengths, they can win the game.

After electing to bat first, the top order failed miserably as Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran, and Kyle Mayers all went back cheaply inside the Powerplay. The move to promote Roston Chase worked out well as he counter-attacked nicely along with the skipper Rovman Powell. They set up a good platform with a 55-run partnership but unfortunately were dismissed in quick succession putting them on the back foot again. Dre Russ took a nasty blow early on, but that only woke him up while Sherfane Rutherford struggled very much initially but hung around there and did not throw his wicket away. Andre Russell continued to attack from one end, but once his partner got set, he took a back seat and enjoyed the Rutherford show who notched up his maiden T20I fifty in the process as well. Russell went bang bang in the second last over and smashed Zampa for four sixes, but got out in the last over after smacking 71 off just 29 balls while Rutherford remained unbeaten on 67.

West Indies have put in a strong batting effort here! The whole crowd in the Optus Stadium is on their feet applauding Sherfane Rutherford as he walks back to the hut. It was the Russell-Rutherford show here and everyone here has been thoroughly entertained with their Caribbean flare. West Indies were struggling at 79/5, but a massive partnership of 139 runs between the dynamic duo has given the Windies a really good chance of finishing the tour on a good note.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 220/6

R Shepherd2 (2)

S Rutherford67 (40)

S Johnson4-0-49-1

19.60

An anti-climatic end to the innings but West Indies have done the damage in the last 5 overs or so! Spencer Johnson steams in and bowls a wide yorker, Romario Shepherd stays leg side of the ball and fails to squeeze it away. The batters decide against going for a bye and West Indies finish with 220/6 on the board!

19.52

Full and outside off, Romario Shepherd throws his hands at it and slaps the ball away along the turf in front of the man at sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

Romario Shepherd comes out to the middle now.

19.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! High again but not long enough this time and Andre Russell departs after an absolute colossal knock. This is bowled full and on off stump yet again by Spencer Johnson, Dre Russ continues to stay deep in the crease and goes after it. The ball is launched high and toward long off where Maxwell comes in a bit and takes a simple catch. Russell walks back and Australia have some respite.

19.36

SIX! High, high and just long enough! This is bowled full on off stump, Andre Russell stands well deep in the crease and lifts it off the toe end of the bat. Glenn Maxwell tries to settle himself right on the ropes at long off but the ball goes over him for a maximum.

19.24

FOUR! Smashed away! Banged in short and outside off, Andre Russell stays deep in the crease and slaps it away in front of square on the off side for a boundary.

19.11

Hard length over middle and angling in, Sherfane Rutherford gets an inside edge while looking to pull and gets it off the pads in front of mid-wicket. They cross for a single.

Spencer Johnson to bowl the last over. He has conceded 36 runs in his three overs.

Runs Scored 28 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 207/5

A Russell61 (26)

S Rutherford66 (39)

A Zampa4-0-65-1

18.66

SIX! A hat-trick of sixes to end the over and Adam Zampa has been taken to the cleaners here. Right in the slot and at the stumps, Andre Russell simply clears the front leg and clobbers this one straight back over the bowler's head for a humungous six. 28 off that over!

18.56

SIX! Oh, that has gone all the way as well and the FIFTY is up for Andre Russell. This is tossed up wide of the off stump, Russell just reaches out and powers it over the cover-point fence for a maximum. This has been a blistering knock from De Russ so far.

18.46

SIX! Adam Zampa's most costly spell in a T20I game and he still has a couple of rocks to go. A full toss now over middle stump, Andre Russell thumps it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum.

18.34

FOUR! A desperate dive from Tim David in the end but in vain. Way too short and over middle, Andre Russell mistimes the pull flat and hard towards cow corner. David at long on is late to move across and the ball bounces over the ropes.

18.20

Swing and a miss! Pushed through a bit quicker and fuller outside off, Zampa gives this one a nice rip as well. Andre Russell sits down for the slog-sweep but misses the ball completely.

18.16

SIX! Slogged away for a flat six! Dropped well short and over off stump, Andre Russell just muscles the ball off the toe end of the bat and it flies over the man at long on for a maximum.

Adam Zampa to bowl the penultimate over. This is a massive over in context of this game. Zampa has conceded 37 runs in his first three overs and picked up a wicket.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 179/5

S Rutherford66 (39)

A Russell33 (20)

J Behrendorff4-0-31-1

17.60

Finishes well does Jason Behrendorff but 14 runs come off that over. Nice and full, following the batter down leg, Sherfane Rutherford looks to open up the off side but misses.

17.51

Excellent execution yet again from Jason Behrendorff as he gets the yorker perfect on off stump. Andre Russell can only under-edge it toward short fine leg for one more.

17.41

Nails the yorker now on leg stump, Sherfane Rutherford manages to dig it out toward short fine leg and picks up a single.

17.32

Full and straight, Sherfane Rutherford keeps the front leg out of the way and digs it out in front of mid-wicket for a couple of more runs.

17.24

FOUR! A bit edgy again but deliberately done by Sherfane Rutherford and that is smart batting. Slower ball, into the pitch and outside off, Rutherford throws his hands at it and gets it over backward point for another boundary.

17.16

SIX! Up, up and away! Sherfane Rutherford is putting on a show here. Poor delivery from Jason Behrendorff though as he bowls it short and into the swinging arc. The ball just sits up and Rutherford swivels a bit before pulling it high and over deep backward square leg for a biggie.

Jason Behrendorff (3-0-17-1) replaces Spencer Johnson.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 165/5

S Rutherford53 (34)

A Russell32 (19)

A Hardie4-0-36-1

16.61

Full and around off, gets it in the blockhole, Sherfane Rutherford jams it out to cover for a quick single. 13 off that over and Andre Russell can't get the strike at the moment as Rutherford is doing the damage.

16.54

FOUR! Edgy but will do nicely and Sherfane Rutherford brings up a maiden T20I FIFTY. This has been a brilliant change in momentum from Rutherford and the Windies are looking dangerous. This is pitched up full and outside off, Rutherford has to reach out again but gets enough bat on it to take it fine of a diving Adam Zampa at short third man for a boundary.

16.42

Pitched up in and around the off stump, Sherfane Rutherford hangs back and clears the front leg before slicing it up and down to deep backward point for a couple of runs.

16.34

FOUR! Sherfane Rutherford won't reject a gift two balls in a row though. Another low full toss outside off, Rutherford reaches out and carves it away behind point. The fielder in the deep dives in but can't prevent the boundary.

16.20

Slips a full toss across the off stump, it is quite low and Sherfane Rutherford only needed to get a bit of bat on it as third man for inside the ring but missed it completely.

16.14

FOUR! Stand and deliver! The off-cutter, bowled a bit fuller and angled wide of the off stump, Sherfane Rutherford reaches out and slaps it off the toe end of the bat between mid off and cover for a boundary.

Aaron Hardie (3-0-21-1) to finish his spell now.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 150/5

S Rutherford38 (28)

A Russell32 (19)

S Johnson3-0-36-0

15.61

A hint of reverse swing there from Spencer Johnson. Goes full and straight now and the ball just tails in a bit pretty late. Sherfane Rutherford jams it out on the leg side and picks up a single. The 150 is now up for West Indies and they will be eyeing up that 200-run mark.

15.50

Slower one now, pitched up around off, Sherfane Rutherford looks to lean on and work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

15.46

SIX! Two in two and Sherfane Rutherford is starting to fire here. Banged in well short right around the helmet, Rutherford gets inside the line and hooks it nicely over fine leg for a biggie.

15.36

SIX! One hand comes off the bat but the ball flies over the ropes! Banged in short and outside off, Sherfane Rutherford looks to play the uppercut and the ball goes flat over deep backward point for a maximum.

15.21

Hard length angled well across the off stump, Andre Russell has to really reach for it and hits it down in front of point for a single.

15.10

A big wind-up but only connects with thin air. This is bowled full and outside off, in the slot, Andre Russell stays deep in the crease, crouches down a bit and goes full throttle on the swing, only to miss it completely.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 136/5

S Rutherford25 (24)

A Russell31 (17)

X Bartlett4-0-37-2

14.60

Xavier Bartlett finishes the over with a slower bouncer, outside off, Sherfane Rutherford hops up and tries to ramp it away but misses. Just 6 runs off the over!

14.54

FOUR! Finds the gap this time! Xavier Bartlett serves the off-cutter this time, short and around off, Sherfane Rutherford waits for it and muscles it towards the wide long on fence for a boundary.

14.41

Hits the length hard again and around off, Andre Russell drags it towards long on for a run.

14.30

Good change of pace! Xavier Bartlett takes pace off and this is a leg-cutter, short of a length and outside off, Andre Russell backs away and slashes at it but misses it completely.

Australia are currently one over behind the over rate. If this continues, they will be penalized at the death and will have to bring one man inside the 30-yard circle.

14.21

Back of a length and on middle, Sherfane Rutherford forces it towards mid on for a single and gets Dre Russ back on strike.

14.10

Sherfane Rutherford makes the same mistake again! Xavier Bartlett bowls this full and well outside off, Rutherford moves too far down the leg side and only connects with thin air.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 130/5

S Rutherford20 (20)

A Russell30 (15)

A Zampa3-0-37-1

13.61

Quicker, full and on middle, Sherfane Rutherford works it through square leg for one more.

13.50

Slower through the air, full and on off, Sherfane Rutherford bunts it down to the left of the keeper as Wade collects it.

13.41

Dre Russ misses out there! This is a low full toss, on middle, Andre Russell tries to slog it really hard but loses his shape and gets it off the inside half of the bat towards deep mid-wicket for one.

13.31

Short again, on middle, Sherfane Rutherford moves back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.

13.21

Shorter in length and on middle, Andre Russell stays back to play at it but gets an inside edge through square leg for a single.

13.14

FOUR! Just over! Adam Zampa drags his length back and outside off, Andre Russell backs away, reaches for it a bit but still manages to get enough power on it to slap it just over extra covers for a boundary.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 122/5

S Rutherford18 (17)

A Russell24 (12)

A Hardie3-0-21-1

12.66

SIX! Sherfane Rutherford needed that! Aaron Hardie goes full again and around middle, Sherfane Rutherford clears his front leg and gives his all in this bat swing, he connects well this time as the ball goes way over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

12.52

A slower now, full and around off, Sherfane Rutherford steers it towards deep point for a couple of runs.

12.40

Clever bowling! Aaron Hardie sees the batter moving to the leg side, and serves a good wide yorker just inside the tramline, Sherfane Rutherford is nowhere near the ball to play at it.

12.30

Aaron Hardie hits the hard length and on middle, Sherfane Rutherford backs away to pull but toe-ends it back to the bowler. He is struggling to find the middle of the bat here.

12.21

Back of a length and around off, Andre Russell swats it off the bottom half of the bat towards long on for a single.

12.10

This is on a good length and on off, Andre Russell winds up for the big heave but ends up dabbing it towards point. Something has to give here!

Aaron Hardie (2-0-12-1) is back on.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 113/5

S Rutherford10 (13)

A Russell23 (10)

J Behrendorff3-0-17-1

11.60

Slower one now, on a length and on off, Sherfane Rutherford steers it straight to short third man. Just three runs off the over and the crowd shows their love to the local boy.

11.61wd

Jason Behrendorff goes for the bouncer now, on middle, but this one is too high as Sherfane Rutherford ducks under it. Wided.

11.51

Excellent bowling! Jason Behrendorff nails the yorker now, on middle, Andre Russell backs away and jams it out wide of short third man for a run.

11.41

Pitches this one up, on off, Sherfane Rutherford pushes it wide of point for a quick single, Aaron Hardie picks up and throws at the batter's end where Dre Russ makes his ground but the ball hits him around his thighs.

11.30

Make that three! Jason Behrendorff bangs this into the pitch and on middle, Sherfane Rutherford uses his feet to pull it away but miscues it completely off the toe-end back tot he bowler. Pressure building!

11.20

Length again and around off, Sherfane Rutherford dabs it towards point. Two dots in a row now!

11.10

On a length and on middle, Sherfane Rutherford tries to work it away but gets a leading edge along the ground towards point.

Jason Behrendorff (2-0-14-1) is back on.

Runs Scored 18 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 110/5

S Rutherford9 (8)

A Russell22 (9)

A Zampa2-0-29-1

10.61

Goes short and on off, Sherfane Rutherford moves back and stabs it through covers for one. 18 runs off the over!

10.50

Adam Zampa gets away with it! He bowls the googly, full and outside off, Sherfane Rutherford goes down and swings at it but misses.

10.54nb

Oh..we do not see this often! Adam Zampa completely loses his grip and serves a very high full toss, on leg, Andre Russell manages to nudge it away towards deep square leg, Glenn Maxwell runs to his right and slides to make a good stop and puts in a rocket throw at the keeper's end. Three runs taken. It is a No Ball and a Free Hit up next...

10.46

SIX! Up, up and away! Adam Zampa flights this one up, targeting the stumps, Andre Russell gets his front leg out of the way and smokes it over the deep mid-wicket fenc for a biggie.

10.31

Flatter, full and on middle, Sherfane Rutherford tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

10.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Sherfane Rutherford pushes it wide of short covers where the fielder makes a great diving stop.

10.16

SIX! Gets enough bat on that! Adam Zampa lands this short and around middle, Sherfane Rutherford rocks back and tries to swat it away, it looks like long on might be in play here but it sails over his head for a biggie. Caribbean power on show!

Change of ends for Adam Zampa.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 92/5

A Russell13 (7)

S Rutherford1 (3)

S Johnson2-0-22-0

9.62

Well short! Pitched up on middle and leg, Andre Russell makes room and lifts it over covers. The fielder from the deep comes charging in but the ball falls short and there is a slight fumble as well. They get two runs.

9.56

SIX! BANG! That blow seems to have woken Andre Russell up. A decent enough bumper, with pace on it and over middle and leg, Russell takes his eyes off the ball a bit and just swings across. The raw power from Russell makes the ball fly off the bat and over deep square leg for a biggie.

9.44

FOUR! Spencer Johnson persists with the short ball but doesn't get it high enough this time. Andre Russell hangs on the back foot and swats it away toward cow corner for a boundary.

9.30

Swing and a miss! Banged in short again and over off stump, Andre Russell backs away to pull but is beaten by the additional bounce.

9.20

Good fielding! Short of a length and over middle stump, Andre Russell makes room and flat-bats it wide of mid on where David Warner dives in and saves a certain boundary.

Slight halt! Andre Russell looks in some pain as he gets hit on his fingers. The physio in to put some magic spray on it. We are good to continue for now.

9.10

A nasty delivery from Spencer Johnson and Andre Russell is down on the deck. Johnson steams in from over the wicket and bangs in a bumper right at the body. Russell tries to bend his back and ramp it away but the ball catches him flush on the left glove and Russell is in a bit of pain.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 80/5

S Rutherford1 (3)

A Russell1 (1)

A Hardie2-0-12-1

8.60

Bowled back of a length and over off stump, Sherfane Rutherford camps on the back foot and keeps it down on the deck.

8.51

Full and on the pads, Andre Russell flicks this one away to fine leg and picks up a single.

Dre Russ walks out to bat now.

8.4W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Aaron Hardie strikes now! This is a great piece of bowling from him to get rid of the opposition skipper. He takes pace off and lands this back of a length, just around off, gets some extra bounce as well, Rovman Powell tries to run it down to third man but only manages to nick it behind where Matthew Wade makes no mistake. West Indies lose half their side now inside 10 overs!

8.41wd

WIDE! Full and wide, spilled beyond the tramline outside off and it is given as a wide.

8.30

Beaten! Nice channel, close to the off stump and just seaming away, Rovman Powell looks to play it late but the ball zips past the outside edge.

8.24

FOUR! Excellent placement! A slower one, bowled full and outside off stump. Rovman Powell hangs back and opens the bat face a bit before driving it away through extra cover for a boundary.

8.11lb

Fuller one, fired in at the toes, Sherfane Rutherford falls over as he looks to jam it out and gets it past square leg for a run. This is given as leg byes.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 73/4

S Rutherford1 (1)

R Powell17 (11)

A Zampa1-0-11-1

7.61

Fuller one on leg stump, Sherfane Rutherford leans on and flicks it away through mid-wicket for a single.

Sherfane Rutherford is the new batter in.

7.5W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Adam Zampa brings out the googly now and dishes it very full on off stump, the ball turns back in. Roston Chase backs away a lot and looks to hammer it over the cover region but is beaten all ends up and the ball castles into the wickets. Zampa breaks the stand and Australia have their fourth wicket. Chase looked good but has to depart now.

7.41

Fuller one on middle, worked away in front of mid-wicket for a single.

7.34

FOUR! Rovman Powell attacking Adam Zampa right from the off here. Shorter and angling down leg, Powell gets on one knee and just paddles it fine down to fine leg for a boundary.

7.24

FOUR! Smashed away! Too much air on that one, Rovman Powell steps out and converts it into a full toss before hammering it right back past the bowler for a boundary.

7.11

Nice and full to begin with on middle and leg, Roston Chase backs away and drives it along the carpet down to wide long off for a single.

We will see spin for the first time as Adam Zampa comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 62/3

R Chase36 (18)

R Powell8 (8)

A Hardie1-0-6-0

6.61

Full and outside off stump, Roston Chase hangs back and goes inside out over cover-point for a single.

6.51b

Bye! Good awareness from the batters. Slower delivery, bowled a bit fuller and around off stump, Rovman Powell misses the drive and the keeper gets a bad bounce as he gets his body behind the ball. Powell scampers across for a bye.

6.42

Now that is unique! Goes full and wide, Rovman Powell sets up for the ramp but somehow ends up switching his bat and trying to paddle it toward fine leg. The ball goes off the toe end of the bat and behind square leg as the batters pick up a couple of runs.

6.41wd

WIDE! Banged in short and around off stump, a bit too short though and a wide is called.

6.30

Oh, Rovman Powell threw the kitchen sink at that one! Slightly pitched up and on middle stump, Powell backs away a long way and looks to smash it over mid-wicket but loses his shape and fails to get any bat on it.

6.21

Banged in on a hard length and outside off stump, Roston Chase just hangs back and lets the ball come on before guiding it down to third man for one.

6.11

Starts with a fuller one and angles it into middle and leg, Rovman Powell pushes it down to mid on and picks up a quick single.

Aaron Hardie is brought into the attack now.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 55/3

R Chase34 (16)

R Powell5 (4)

S Johnson1-0-10-0

5.60

Spencer Johnson hits the length hard seeing the batter back away, Roston Chase is too far down the leg and fails to connect with the ball. West Indies are 55/3 at the end of the Powerplay!

5.51

Length again and on off, Rovman Powell tries to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads, the ball rolls to the off side. They cross.

5.41

On a length and on off, Roston Chase guides it towards third man for a single.

5.34

FOUR! A streaky one! Spencer Johnson pitches this one up, on off, Roston Chase backs away to heave across the line, but gets an inside edge past the stumps as the ball races to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

5.20

Back of a length and on middle, Roston Chase pats it down to the right of the bowler.

5.14

Spencer Johnson starts with a full delivery around off, Roston Chase strides out and drives it nicely through covers, the ball slows down just before the fence giving the fielder the chance to collect it, but by then the batters take four runs.

Spencer Johnson comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 45/3

R Chase25 (11)

R Powell4 (3)

X Bartlett3-0-31-2

4.61

Touch fuller and outside off, Roston Chase throws his bat at it and slices it towards thrid man for one.

4.56

SIX! Roston Chase is going on nicely here! Xavier Bartlett tries to surprise the batter with a sharp bouncer here, this one is around leg, Roston Chase gets hurried on his pull but the ball flies off the top edge over the fine leg fence for a biggie.

4.41

On a length and on off, Rovman Powell steers it through point for one.

4.31

Back of a length and around off, Roston Chase runs it down to third man for a single.

4.24

FOUR! Two in two! This is a slower one from Xavier Bartlett, full and on middle, Roston Chase picks it up early, waits for it and lofts it over mid on for another boundary.

4.14

FOUR! Through the fielder! Xavier Bartlett serves this full and on middle, angling in, Roston Chase flicks it away with excellent timing, there is a mid-wicket in place but the ball blazes past him to the fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 28/3

R Chase9 (6)

R Powell3 (2)

J Behrendorff2-0-14-1

3.61

Another full delivery, on off, Roston Chase mistimes his drive towards mid off for one.

3.53

Overpitched and outside off, Rovman Powell reaches for it and slices it over point and collects three runs.

3.41

Flashbacks from the last game, but this time the whole Australian team appeals for that run out. Everyone is having a laugh and it goes upstairs. This is full and on off, Roston Chase knocks it towards mid off and sets off for the run, Mitchell Marsh hits the stumps at the bowler's end but the replay shows that Chase is inside his crease.

Is that a run-out? Roston Chase seems to be in but the umpire has gone upstairs to check. Good piece of fielding from Mitchell Marsh to get a direct hit in at the bowler's end but the re[plays show that Chase is well in. NOT OUT comes up on the big screen.

3.36

SIX! BANG! First one of the match! Jason Behrendorff pitches this one up again, on middle, Roston Chase opens up his body nicely and just extends his arms to to launch it over the long on fence for a biggie.

3.20

Fuller in length and on off, Roston Chase connects with his drive well but finds the fielder at short covers.

3.10

On a length and around off, Roston Chase dabs it towards point.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 17/3

R Powell0 (1)

R Chase1 (1)

X Bartlett2-0-14-2

2.60

Touch fuller, on middle, Rovman Powell keeps it out to the off side.

Skipper, Rovman Powell walks in with his team in a precarious position.

2.5W

OUT! DRAGGED ON! Xavier Bartlett can do no wrong against the Windies! He gets his second and West Indies are in deep, deep trouble now. Xavier Bartlett hits the length hard again, on off, angling away, he gets some extra bounce as well, Kyle Mayers stays in his crease and tries to guide it away, but fails to ride the bounce and gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. Aussies on top here!

2.44

FOUR! Nice shot! Xavier Bartlett for once loses his line and lands this short, down the leg side, Kyle Mayers just helps it on its away past short fine leg for an easy boundary.

2.31

Xavier Bartlett bangs this one short and on middle, Roston Chase tries to pull it but has no control over it as it goes safely towards deep square leg for one.

2.21

Back of a length now, outside off, Kyle Mayers slashes at it but gets an outside edge on the bounce to third man for a single.

2.14

EDGED AND FOUR! Xavier Bartlett bowls this full and around off, angling away, Kyle Mayers tries to drive it away but gets an inside edge past the stumps, the ball also goes under the diving Matthew Wade and races to te fence for a boundary.

Roston Chase walks in at number 4.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 7/2

N Pooran1 (3)

K Mayers2 (3)

J Behrendorff1-0-3-1

1.6W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE AGAIN! The last ball of the over brings up a wicket for the Aussies once more, and this is a big one as Nikky P goes back cheaply here. Jason Behrendorff pitches this one up, outside off, shaping away sharply, Nicholas Pooran goes chasing after it without much footwork, the ball catches the outside edge and flies to first slip where Glenn Maxwell takes a sharp catch low to his right. West Indies two down in no time!

1.51

Short of a length and on middle, Kyle Mayers swivels and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for another run.

1.40

Jason Behrendorff nails a beautiful yorker this time, on middle, Kyle Mayers just manages to get his bat down in time to dig it out towards mid off.

1.31

Goes fuller this time, on the pads, Nicholas Pooran tucks it towards square leg for a run.

1.20

Jason Behrendorff lands this one on a good length and in that channel outside off, shaping away, Nicholas Pooran watches it through and lets it go to the keeper.

1.11

Jason Behrendorff begins with a back-of-a-length delivery, on middle, Kyle Mayers goes for the pull but gets cramped up, he mistimes it towards the mid-wicket region for a single. Gets off the mark!

Nicholas Pooran walks out to bat number 3. Also, Jason Behrendorff to share the attack for the Aussies.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 4/1

J Charles4 (6)

K Mayers0 (0)

X Bartlett1-0-4-1

0.6W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Xavier Bartlett serves this one on a hard length over middle and gets it to shape away a bit after pitching. Johnson Charles stays leg side of the ball and clears the front leg to have a heave across the line but only manages to get a feather edge through to the keeper. Matthew Wade makes no mistake and Bartlett, just like he did in the ODIs, picks up his maiden T20I wicket in the very first over.

0.50

Ouch, right on the grill of the helmet and Johnson Charles looks rattled. A quick bumper directed right at the face and Charles takes his eyes off the ball while looking to pull. The ball brushes the gloves and goes right into the grill. The physio will come out for a concussion check and Charles looks fine.

0.40

Pitched up on leg stump, a bit slower, Johnson Charles looks to flick it away but gets a leading edge that goes toward mid off.

0.30

A big swing and a miss! Banaged in on a hard length and over the stumps, Johnson Charles backs away and swings across the line but is beaten all ends up.

0.24

FOUR! An agricultural heave from Johnson Charles and he is underway! Pre-meditates and moves leg side, Xavier Bartlett follows him with a slightly shorter one but Charles is able to pull it down to fine leg for a boundary.

0.10

That's a jaffa! Perfect length and around the top of off, Xavier Bartlett gets it to nip away off the deck with some additional bounce and Johnson Charles is left bamboozled.

All in readiness for the 3rd and Final T20I to begin. The umpires are out in the middle and so are the players of Australia. It will be Kyle Mayers to open the batting for West Indies alongside Johnson Charles. Xavier Bartlett has the new ball in hand will get proceedings underway with the ball here in his T20I debut. Let's go...

Australia (Playing XI) - David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (C), Aaron Hardie (In for Marcus Stoinis), Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Xavier Bartlett (In for Josh Hazlewood & On Debut), Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson, Jason Behrendorff.

West Indies (Playing XI) - Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers (In place of Brandon King), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Rovman Powell (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Roston Chase, Jason Holder.

TOSS - West Indies have won the toss and elected to BAT first.

West Indies, on the other hand, showed fight in both the games, but couldn't get over the line. The problem for them has been their bowling as they have conceded a lot of runs. Alzarri Joseph has been their standout bowler but will need more support from others. As we have seen over the years, they do have some strong power-hitters like Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, and skipper Rovman Powell, but the only thing missing from their game is they need to perform as a collective unit to have any chance of beating the Aussies. Will the Windies finish on a high? Or will the hosts complete the whitewash? We will find out soon. Toss and team news in a bit.

Australia have been absolutely brilliant in both the games especially with the bat. They have scored well over 200 in both games which also includes a sensational hundred from Glenn Maxwell in the last game. They do pose a pretty dangerous batting line up and it is difficult to get away from them as someone or the other will get you eventually. Surprisingly Marcus Stoinis have done well with the bowl while Josh Hazlewood continues to be their most consistent frontline pacer across all formats of the game. 

Hello and a warm welcome folks! We are at the Optus Stadium in Burswood for the 3rd and final T20I between Australia and West Indies. This has been a good preparation for both sides with the T20 World Cup not too far away. The Aussies have already sealed the series and will be eying for the whitewash while the Windies will hope to end their tour on a positive note.

... MATCH DAY ...

West Indies tour to Australia has been a pretty long one and it has been a tour that has provided us with some fabulous memories as well in Tests and in the T20Is but the ODI series was pretty one-sided. It is now time for one last game on the tour as both teams gear up for the 3rd and final T20I to be played at the Perth Stadium in Perth. Australia have won the series 2-0 already but will be eyeing a whitewash just like in the ODI series whereas West Indies will be looking to end the tour on a high. The first two games of the T20I series saw both teams score more than 200 runs in every single innings and we witnessed some unreal hitting. The 2nd T20I in Adelaide was a remarkable one as Glenn Maxwell aka 'The Big Show' did in fact put on a big show as he scored his record-equalling fifth T20I century and played some unbelievable shots on the way too. David Warner looked good at the top once again but the thing the Aussies will be happy about would be Tim David consistently firing in the death overs, something that had gone missing in the past year or so. Spencer Johnson got a game in and the left-arm quick once again made his mark and he just continues to show that he can roll with the big boys. The hosts will look to tighten their bowling a bit as the pacers did go for plenty, especially Jason Behrendorff who isn't quite enjoying bowling at the death. West Indies on the other hand have been able to conjure up something of a comeback with the bat in the death overs but inconsistency at the top of the order and in the middle order cost them both games. The likes of Brandon King, Shai Hope and Sherfane Rutherford haven't been able to string two good performances in a row and most of the work has been left to the likes of skipper Rovman Powell and Andre Russell, both of whom did a fine job in the last game but they simply had a mountain to climb. The bowling has been patchy with Akeal Hosein simply not being able to weave his magic in the Powerplay but Alzarri Joseph did bowl a stellar spell in the last game and he looks like the only one who tries to improve every game and give it his all. The Windies need to bowl well as they have enough batting depth to score big but if they keep conceding well above 200 runs every time, even that muscle power won't be able to chase it down. Can West Indies end their tour Down-Under with a win? Or will Australia overpower them yet again? We shall find out.